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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.

colors to inspire

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week:  The Songs of Milarepa (1) Intro Milarepa is one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints. In a superhuman effort, he rose above the miseries of his younger life and with the help of … Continue reading

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Unity

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Yoga You may be contemplative, humorous or sarcastic. It would be lovely if you could include the word ‘yoga’ in your lines. You may even dwell on the literal meaning of the word ‘Yoga’ which … Continue reading

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The Beetle

Written for:  Poetic Asides #398 – Write a bug poem. Bug-eyed, insincere smile, he resembles a cartoon beetle. His voice needles me, gets under my skin like shivers of creepy, crawling fingers. Lingers after he has finished speaking. Wish he … Continue reading

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Iron Me Out

Written for:  The Twiglets #28:  “wrinkled linen” No fuss, no muss, no iron, no worries over wrinkled linen.   https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/twiglet-28/  

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Greek Salad

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Quadrille #35 -”pepper”  (posted by Kim) Pepper can be a noun meaning the fruit of a climbing plant that yields pungent aromatic spice or various pungent vegetables, such as the capsicum. It can be a … Continue reading

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Unaware

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Micro-Poetry:  Dark Emeralds Write a poem in no more than 10 lines.   unaware of blue mist dotting my face until I inhaled salt of ocean. http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/

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later

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “bright” in a field buttercups bow their heads bright golden honey https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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Echo of Broken Words

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #304 Words:  whistle, prints, echo, thread, ring, apart, wheel, broken, gnaws, fall, touch Echo of your broken words rings in hollow tones, whistle-threads that tangle, and gnaw at my insides. Like a damaged wheel … Continue reading

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‘rites of yoga’

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1206 Yoga (especially Tibetan 5 rites Yoga) regaining youth through the Tibetan rites secrets reveiled © Chèvrefeuille  (our host) Here is my attempt: stretching limbs pushing boundaries of movement loosens body and mind   http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/   … Continue reading

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Smile, Please

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1205 Smile she smiles while planting her seeds in the stone hard soil smiling bowing and laughing compassion © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: the yellow flowers purple faces grinning pansies in a pot … Continue reading

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